This week was the week that I realized that I didn’t exactly know how to spell “cantaloupe,” so, overall, a TERRIBLE week.
Additionally, my buddy continues to make his presence known, often in a less-than-pleasant way, so these recipes continue to get significantly less complicated. I also wasn’t feeling very inspired by cantaloupe recipes, since there aren’t that many interesting ones that I found (does cantaloupe pie sound good to anyone?) and with melons not being in season, I didn’t want to make anything that really relied on the deliciousness of the fruit itself just in case I got a bum hothouse melon. Therefore, I found the easiest-looking recipe that also looked like it could be tasty. Unfortunately, (*spoiler alert*) it wasn’t, but thankfully, I could drown my sorrows in the gallons of fresh-squeezed lemonade left for me by the hostesses with the mostest of my shower last week. It has been a fantastic week of eating lots of leftovers, including cake and Oreo truffles, and not having to grocery shop at all (SCORE). So, thanks, everyone!
Lentil was the weight of a cantaloupe this week and continues to grow like a champ. Can’t believe he’ll be here next month!
Difficulty: Mind-numbingly easy, especially when your sister chops the cantaloupe for you. Put it in the blender, add water and sugar, pulse. Monkey-level easy.
Taste: Meh. Right after this picture was taken, it started to separate into a clear liquid at the bottom and thick, chunky goo at the the top. Despite what should have been sufficient blending, it never achieved a smooth consistency. I ended up spooning the top layer into the trash and drinking the bottom, but it still wasn’t very satisfying.
Annoyance level: Medium-high. I became a big fan of agua fresca in Costa Rice so this was a disappointment. Oh well! Onto the next recipe ASAP.
Cantaloupey goodness (maybe):